Business Intelligence & Analytics Professional

Location
Belgium - Antwerp

The Business Intelligence & Analytics Professional is a key member of the BI & Analytics department with team members in Russia and Belgium. The primary role is a combination of business analyst, data analyst, and BI developer. The goal is to support the different business units, Key Account Managers, and the Ahlers Shared Services (IT, HR, Marketing, Procurement, business controlling, …) by providing the right information and insights from data through reports, dashboards, and data analyses.

Main tasks/responsibilities

  • Get a good understanding of the business needs and translate them into functional reports and dashboards, building expertise in intelligent dashboard design and data visualization
  • Manage a wide range of ad-hoc analysis requests; discuss and look for actionable insights from the captured data
  • Co-creating new analyses with the business to improve decision making, using BI software
  • Developing templates & best practices for standard analyses in the individual offices
  • Acting in the BI project as functional analyst, “bridging business & IT”; directing the further development of the data warehouse and work closely together with the development team/technical support
  • Facilitate and support data analytics ideation sessions with business stakeholders
  • Networking and active participation in conferences and business events to remain up-to-date with BI technologies to see which could contribute to the overall BI strategy
  • Training colleagues/users to use the organization’s software tools/BI systems

Qualifications and skills

  • Knowledge on how to tackle new projects, take responsibility and report progress about them
  • Good technical knowledge of tools and solutions for Data management, BI, and reporting
    • Data understanding: data quality analysis and testing, data mapping from business requirements, collection, and exploration of data
    • Data preparation: ETL activities, SQL, data cleaning, fusion, and modeling
    • Deployment: API/Interface Development
    • Visualization: graphical design and presentation skills, dashboards or storyboard development, BI reporting (Power BI, Power Query, Reporting Services, Power Pivot)
  • R and/or Python skills
  • Very good spoken and written English
  • Analytical and data-minded, result-oriented
  • As an entrepreneurial personality, you are result and customer-focused and you thrive in a dynamic environment with lots of personal responsibilities and limited formalities
  • Eager to learn new software and techniques (catching up with new things easily and not afraid of self-education)
  • Having a good understanding of the implemented technologies and able to integrate new requests into the current architecture. Pro-active suggest alternatives or improvements to increase manageability, data quality, and consistency as well as facilitate future development.

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